3D Printing Your Own Lawn Mower Sounds Like a Great Idea Until It Fails

After building a garage-sized high-speed 3D printer called the Cheetah, Hans Fouche decided that he needed to actually print something useful to convince people to buy his new machine—especially given its $10,000 price tag. So as a proof-of-concept he created what has to be the world's first—and quite possibly its… » 1/06/15 6:44pm 1/06/15 6:44pm

Troy-Bilt's Modular Motor Can Transform Into Almost Any Yard Tool

The new Troy-Bilt Flex modular outdoor power equipment system is kind of like a Transformer for your yard. In just two seconds, you can turn a lawnmower into a snow thrower or a pressure washer or a leaf blower. And more options are on the way. » 10/08/14 12:53pm 10/08/14 12:53pm

A Riding Mower That Transforms Into an ATV Is All Work and All Play

Riding mowers and ATVs can cost as much as a decent used car, but expensive or not, they're a must-have accessory if you have to maintain a large piece of property. So a company called Denver Global Products has created the Raven MPV7100S, which combines both into a single vehicle—with added functionality that also… » 4/01/14 5:40pm 4/01/14 5:40pm

Improved Gaskets Let You Store This Mower Upright Without Fuel Leaks

For homeowners making do with a cramped backyard shed instead of a spacious garage, Toro's new SmartStow mower can be folded down and stored vertically so it takes up about 70 percent less space. And it's made possible by a new Briggs & Stratton engine featuring leak proof Mow 'n' Stow technology. » 2/19/14 9:20am 2/19/14 9:20am

Meet The World's Most Badass 130 MPH Fire-Spitting Lawnmower

Honda took their HF2620 Lawn Tractor, gave it a new chromoly chassis, a custom body, ATV wheels with bespoke suspension, and the 1000cc engine from a VTR Firestorm motorcycle. They call it the Mean Mower. » 7/17/13 2:03pm 7/17/13 2:03pm

A Badass Remote Tank Mower That Could Probably Clear a Forest

Remote controlled lawnmowers are far from a new idea. People have been cutting grass from the comfort of a lawn chair for years now. But what if you needed to clear the side of a steep hill, or obliterate some nasty weeds without ever getting up? That's when you'll need the intimidating half-tank half-mower called the… » 4/05/13 3:40pm 4/05/13 3:40pm

Amateur Lawn Striping On the Cheap

So a lack of athletic talent has led you to compensate by desiring "stripes" in your lawn. No big deal! Just pick up this relatively inexpensive striping kit from Toro and go to town on that grass. » 5/01/11 5:00pm 5/01/11 5:00pm

Motorizing a Manual Wheelchair With a Friggin Lawnmower

The problem with naming our tools is that we tend to pigeonhole them. Case in point: who says a lawnmower is strictly for mowing lawns? Especially when it's clearly equally well suited to the business of playing mighty steed to your manual wheelchair chariot. [Presurfer] » 4/25/11 10:00am 4/25/11 10:00am

Watch the World's Fastest Lawnmower Hit a 96 MPH Clip

All Bobby Cleveland wanted was to drive the fastest lawnmower in the world. And last weekend, he took his easy rider all the way to 96 mph. Here's the bastard child of John Deere and Speed Racer in action. » 9/30/10 11:20am 9/30/10 11:20am

One Jet-Powered Lawn Tractor To Rule Them All

Don't even begin to question the necessity of a jet-powered lawn tractor. Football fields, trimmed in an instant! Lawn tractor pulls, won with ease! A coveted spot—truly—in the Vista, California's Tractor Museum! All this awaits modder Bruce McDonald. » 9/14/10 7:20pm 9/14/10 7:20pm

Presenting: Lawnmower On a Stick

Clippers? Trimmers? Forget all that. All you need to keep those hedges under control is a lawnmower and a very long stick, provided you're both very strong and completely insane. Seriously, don't try this ever. [Geekosystem] » 7/28/10 10:20am 7/28/10 10:20am

Cub Cadet Z Force S Is Begging for a Kart Mod

Priced at $5500 to $6500 depending on options, the Cub Cadet Z Force S lawnmower is for professionals, people with large lawns, or modders wanting to mount its 40- or 60-inch triple blades on the sides, for some Ben-Hur action. » 10/19/09 1:00pm 10/19/09 1:00pm

Husqvarna Panthera Leo Concept Mower is Electric-Powered and…

Growing up, I hated mowing the lawn. My backyard was huge, my allergies were bad and I was stuck with a temperamental push mower. If I had this battery-powered Husqvarna mower, however, I would have begged to do yard work. » 6/10/09 3:00am 6/10/09 3:00am

Lawnmowers, Killer Bees and Fire: Five Tales of Mowing Madness

Who knew a machine with razor-sharp blades spinning at 200RPM you're supposed to sit on top of might cause injury or death? Here are gruesome tales of mowing mishaps—from this past month alone! » 5/19/09 7:00pm 5/19/09 7:00pm

Friendly R/C Lawnmower, Meet Vicious Tank

Living in an apartment, my lawn consists of about 60 feet of concrete, sporadically coated in vomit and pigeon poop. But I'd still like a $12,000 Evatech GOAT Robot 22T lawnmower all the same. » 3/16/09 4:20pm 3/16/09 4:20pm

Tip: Shooting a Malfunctioning Device with a Shotgun Voids the Warranty

Man, companies are always trying to screw ya. Take warranties, for example. They'll void them for practically anything these days! Just ask Keith Walendowski of Milwaukee, WI (pictured). All he did was shoot his lawnmower with a sawed-off shotgun, and now the company who makes it says the warranty is voided. What a… » 7/25/08 6:40pm 7/25/08 6:40pm

Dixie Chopper Excalibur 3874: Smoke Your Neighbor in a Lawnmower Drag…

With words like "Chopper" and "Excalibur" in the title, you know that this lawnmower can haul some ass and cut some grass. In fact, the manufacturer is touting it as the world's fastest lawnmower with a top speed of 15 mph on 38 hp. It may not seem all that fast, but you could tear up your yard and be inside getting… » 4/18/08 6:30pm 4/18/08 6:30pm

Bike/Lawnmower Hybrids Make Lawn Upkeep More… Fun?

Treehugger has collected photos of some pretty strange lawnmower/bike hybrids. If you're too cheap to buy a riding lawnmower but are too lazy to push one, these are for you. Our favorite four are below, but be sure to click through and see the rest at the source.
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Three-in-One Lawn Care Device Mows, Throws and Blows

Why take up all that room in your garage for a lawnmower, leaf collector and snow blower when you can have this three-in-one device that handles all three tasks and only requires a third of the space? Oh, wait. You can't have this device because it's just a concept, but its modular design by Gustav Lamberg looks like… » 7/03/07 9:15am 7/03/07 9:15am